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Mysterious Book Report The Spy Across The Table

The Spy Across The Table by Barry Lancet Simon & Schuster, $26.00, 435 pages, ISBN 978-1-4767-9491-4 Although prognostication and predicting the future isn’t what we normally do here at the MBR, there’s always exceptions, and this is one. I’m gonna stick my neck all the way out to the cut-on-the-dotted-line tattoo and forecast the near […]

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Mysterious Book Report Blue Light Yokohama

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon Minotaur Books, $25.99, 417 pages, ISBN 978-1-250-11048-0 Every now and then, a forthcoming book generates so much pre-publication interest that the MBR wants to get a look at it at the earliest possible date. If an ARC, or Advance Readers (i.e. Reviewers) Copy isn’t readily available, we can sometimes […]

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Mysterious Book Report Japantown

Japantown by Barry Lancet Simon & Shuster, $25.00, 398 pages, ISBN 978-1-4516-9169-6 Have you ever noticed that we humans tend to seek the company of our own kind?  That we form affinity groups of like-minded persons and stay within, or at least in proximity to it?  This is especially true of recent immigrants and non-English […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Thief

The Thief by Fuminori Nakamura SOHO crime, PB, $14.95, 211 pages, ISBN 978-1-61695-202-0 Existentialism is a word that was often tossed around in discussions on college campuses back in the 60s when we were all busily self-absorbed discovering ourselves.  The word existentialism means “a philosophical theory or approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual […]

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Mysterious Book Report The Detachment

The Detachment by Barry Eisler Thomas and Mercer, $9.99 E-Book, ISBN 1612181554 My morning alarm is a radio, set to the local National Public Radio, or NPR station.  I mention this because one morning a few days ago the discussion was an interview with a thriller writer named Barry Eisler, about his new book, which […]